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Space agency December holiday programme Thursday 13 December 2018

Have some fun learning about robots

Holiday Programme Dec 2018 V800

Date 13 Dec 2018 - Ages 6-8
Date 14 Dec 2018 - Ages 9-12

Time: 9am - 12


SANSA - South African National Space Agency
Hospital Street

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Vortex Open Source 2018 Thursday 13 December 2018

Vortex Open Source 2018

When the music starts flowing through your body & the beat of the drums shakes your chest, feeling like a heartbeat... When the bass crawls up your spine, until it fizzles your brain & all you can do is dance... or spin... in a circle – you understand how the music makes you feel & it is exactly right…

Beings from all walks of life, move as ONE entity & together are able to expand our consciousness, express our innermost emotions, uplift & nourish, not only ourselves, but also our brothers & sisters in life.

A musical journey that you don’t just hear, but become part of… 120 Electronic Artists from all over Mother Earth… Synergized in Nature for Five Days, over Three Music Arenas, to Create a Flowing Musical Mosaic of ONE ENERGY & ONE LOVE…

Trust in Trance & Prepare to Dance on A State-Of-The-Art Funktion ONE / Turbo-Sound Hybrid, engineered by Trusted Trance Audio Technicians. Combining all genres of Psychedelic Trance, with each in their own space & time, creating a Sonic Journey dedicated to the Art of Transcendental Transformational Dance…

Open your mind & explore a stranger Alternative Sonic Universe. With amazing & varied alternative beats, there are no boundaries & limits in this experimental parallel dance-floor… Expect the unexpected, everything out the box welcome…

A space of comfort & love, to unwind & rest your mind, body & soul. Dedicated to pure Ambient & Dub sounds & Encircled by the Holistic Workshops, creating a core center for Peace, Love, Unity & Respect.

ॐ LOCATION - CIRCLE OF DREAMS - Riviersonderend / Cape Town - South Africa
Shaded Camping by your car - Hot Showers, Flush-Toilets, Mountain Spring Drinking Water, Communal Braai Areas in all Camping Zones, around the clock security, Medics, Art Performances, Food Vendors, Workshops, Trade Stalls, Beautiful Swimming River & so much more. Remember to car pool; not only will this help with fuel costs but it will help reduce the CO2 emissions of the festival. Together is the way we can make a difference.

ॐ FESTIVAL TICKETS - Gate opens Thursday, 13th December 2018 @ 09h00
EARLY BIRD ★ R600 @ QUICKET (Ends 30/09/2018)
SAT/SUN/MON ★ R600 @ QUICKET ((From 9 am Saturday)

GATE (from 9 am every day)
Thursday ★ 5 Days & 4 Nights @ R750
Friday ★ 4 Days & 3 Nights @ R700
Saturday ★ 3 Days & 2 Nights @ R650
Sunday ★ 2 Days & 1 Night @ R400
Monday ★ Day Pass @ R250

ॐ TICKET OUTLETS (Full Festival Tickets will be available from 01/10/2018)
Cape Town – SKA: (021) 426 5025 / 161 Long Street
Cape Town - Call-A-Pizza (after 5PM): (021) 434 0818 / 69 Hope Str/Stags Head Hotel
Gardens – Ashanti: (021) 423 8721 / Travel Centre, Hof Street
Sea Point – SKA: (021) 433 0718 / 54 Regent Road
Claremont – SKA: (021) 671 1367 / Cavendish Square
Kenilworth - Tattoo Mania (021) 6716920 / Access Park
Tokai - Queen of Steel Tattoo&Piercing: (021) 712 5088 / ShopG64 Blue Route Mall
KalkBay – SKA: (021) 788 7437 / Main Road
Noordhoek – Namaste: (021) 789 1396 / Noordhoek Farm Village
Tableview – SKA: (083) 954 3391 / Bayside Mall
Canal Walk – Wild Fire Body Piercing Clinic: (021) 552 8929 / Shop 478A
Stellenbosch – Gypsy: (021) 886 7157 / 147 Dorp Street
Knysna – Otherworld Tattoo: (082) 514 7648 / 48 Main Road


- We have a strict ID policy - No ID no ENRTY!
- Pictures of tickets will not be accepted as a form of ticket,
- Only original tickets printed out, hard copy, saved on your phone
- No Under 18’s without parental attendance.

Experience the festival in comfort in the Wolfkop Camping Village. Fully kitted tents for hire in a safe, secluded, spacious & fully shaded environment. Enjoy flush toilets & hot showers in total privacy with 24-hour security. Tent equipment includes two mattresses, plush pillows, linen, snug sleeping bags & interior light.

★ Porta-Pottie at the Gate for a “nature break”
★ VOLUNTEER in exchange for a ticket
★ BIRTHDAY PACKAGE: Birthday in December. Get 10 Friends to buy a ticket at the
Early Bird price & get the 11th ticket FREE Email:
★ NO GLASS PERMITTED on the venue. Please decant into plastic bottles
★ OUR PLANET and OUR WASTE: We ask that you take special care in the way you
handle your waste at Vortex, use the bins provided. Cigarettes butts are litter too
★ NO ATM but cash-back service at the bar – a small fee will be charged
★ THE INFORMATION STATION, report any incidents, problems, for any advice or info,
lost property, Workshop Schedules, Line-Up Times / Info Guide & if You need
another Rubbish Bag head here.
- Mister Bear TP Tours: +27 81 522 4471 /
- ZOO FESTIVAL TOURS +27 61 014 8272
★ SOURCE FM Tune in to Vortex’s very own radio station SOURCE FM
broadcasting LIVE across the venue direct dancefloor, when need
to rest your feet, but can’t stand to miss a beat!
★ DONATIONS, every event Vortex supports a different charity, any donations, no
matter how big or small. Be the change your wish to see in the world!
★ NewSource Trance letter Sign up
★ CONTACT DETAILS Tel +27 71 468 8339 / Email:
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RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. The organizers accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings resulting from any cause whatsoever. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. Participation at event is entirely at your own risk. FIRES only at communal fire pits. No glass, fire arms or illegal substances

Summer Welcome Campaign 2018 Friday 14 December 2018

Summer Welcome Campaign 2018

Date And Time To be Confirmed. We welcome all visitor's to the Gansbaai area for the holiday season with a friendly road block.

Contact :

Bergfietstoer 2018 Friday 14 December 2018

Bergfietstoer 2018

2018 roetes :
Dag 1: Java roetes
Dag 2: Mooie McGregor
Dag 3: Rooiberg roetes

Moon Shadow - A Tribute to Cat Stevens Friday 14 December 2018

Moon Shadow A Tribute to Cat Stevens

Moon Shadow – A Tribute to Cat Stevens

Kega Group and Gareth James bring you Moon Shadow – A Tribute to Cat Stevens.

When you hear the music of Cat Stevens, you get a feeling of nostalgia. This tribute is designed to make you feel exactly that. A show that will feature the hits, namely: “Wild World”, “Father & Son”, “Moon Shadow” and many more.

The band consists of Gareth James on Acoustic Guitar, Bass Drum and Vocals and Wouter Reyneke on Bass. Both of these talented artists are huge fans of Cat Stevens and intend on bringing you the best Cat Stevens Tribute to hit SA.

Tickets - R100

Bookings - or

Contact details - 028 313 2137

Homes International Vine to Valley Trail Run - Benguela Cove Saturday 15 December 2018

Homes International Vine to Valley Trail Run Benguela Cove

Saturday, 15 December 2018. WC. Benguela Cove Trail Run. 6km, 12km.

Benguela Cove Wine Estate. Challenging yet flat-eish route through the vineyards, singletrack and marvelous views.

Start 8am. R120, R150.

Lomond Triathlon Saturday 15 December 2018

Lomond Triathlon

Finish your year well!
Now in it’s second year, the Lomond Triathlon is the perfect way to wind down the year in style.

Be part of this stunning off-road Triathlon happening just outside the coastal town of Gansbaai at Lomond Wine Estate. You will be spoilt with a large dam, beautiful views and stunning routes in the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy.
Do the whole triathlon as a solo or bring your friends or family along and do it in a team.

This event takes place over a long weekend and we are hosting an Open Water Swim (3km, 1 mile or 500m) the following day at the same venue. What better way to enjoy a long weekend in December.

There are several accommodation options in Franskraal, Uilenkraalsmond, Pearly Beach, Stanford, Hermanus and more. These areas are however busy during the December season so book your accommodation early. Try Airbnb or Gansbaai Tourism for a few ideas.

There is ample parking close to the venue and lots of food options supplied by Kauai and other vendors. Live music, lots of wine, beer and other refreshments will be available at the venue. Be sure to bring friends and family along to support you while doing this fun challenge.



FULL – 1.2km Swim, 30km MTB, 12km Trail Run

SPRINT – 400m Swim, 15km MTB, 6km Trail Run


Starting Times, Categories, Early Bird Entry Fees:

08:00 – FULL – SOLO – R400
08:00 – FULL – TEAM – R450 (R150 p.p.)

09:00 – SPRINT – SOLO – R300
09:00 – SPRINT – TEAM – R360 (R120 p.p.)

EARLY BIRD Entry fees applicable for entering in August and September or until we reach the maximum entries, so be sure not to miss the early bird offer.

A bottle of Lomond Wine is included in your entry fee (or you can choose a medal instead).

Timing will be done by Live Time, so please bring your SAS timing chip along. Alternatively, you can rent one for R10 or buy one for R50 when you enter. (Need one per team).

Unlicensed athletes need to get a day license from Triathlon South Africa (TSA). R120 for the FULL and R35 for the SPRINT. This is for TSA to cover the insurance costs for all athletes. The amount is per individual or per team.


Registration and late entries at Lomond:

14 December: 17:00 – 19:00 - Enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set over the dam
15 December: 06:30 – 08:00


TEAM Categories – Mens, Ladies, Mixed or Family.

For route profiles and more information, please visit us at


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Yoga Sanga Retreat Saturday 15 December 2018

Yoga Sanga Retreat

Feeling like you need some time out?? A wonderful way to end the year. Retreat in good company, with great food, lots of Yoga, meditation and relaxation. In Greyton, amongst the mountains, fresh-air, inexpensive, beautiful people, quality classes, experienced teachers - rejuvenate for the holiday season!
To book go to website:
2018 is the 6th year of running this Yoga Sanga Retreat!

Carols By Candle Light at the Old Harbour in Hermanus. Saturday 15 December 2018

The Hermanus Rotary Club will be hosting their annual 'Carols By Candle Light' at the Old Harbour in Hermanus.

Carols By Candle Light in Hermanus
Gather at the Old Harbour for a special evening under the stars. Bring your picnic baskets, chairs and blankets, and settle on the lawns from 18:30 to enjoy the sunset before the evening’s performance starts at 19:00.

Street Chalk Sunday 16 December 2018

Street Chalk

Free chalk art on Queen Victoria Street as part of the Stanford Street Festival. All ages welcome. Follow the chalk arrows.

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